Our impact so far
Giving small change a big purpose
Pennies’ vital statistics
In just eight years, we’re thrilled that customers have adopted the micro-donation movement in their millions. Here you’ll find breakdowns of our impact so far, including our expenditure versus our income, and examples of how we’ve made those pennies count for over 500 causes around the UK.
You can also read more about our charitable aims and social impact in our Pennies Impact Report 2018/19 here.
Over £23,000,000 raised for charity
We’re making more pennies count for charity week on week, as we grow.
Over 94,000,000 donations
Customers have pressed, and clicked, ‘yes’ to donate millions of times.
Over 500 charities helped
In 9 years, we’ve supported over 550 regional and national charities.
Crunching the numbers
How our spending compares to our income, and the customer habits that drive micro-donations.
In 2018, 96% of our spending was spent on charitable activities. The rest was spent on governance and supporting these activities.
% to Pennies
Up 10% of customer donations go to Pennies, to help us grow. The remaining 90% goes to charities nominated by the retailer.
25% of the public told us they frequently leave the house without cash. Pennies offers people a way to keep making small-change donations.
How your pennies count
The pennies soon add up, and the cumulative power of thousands of feel-good donations has a transformative effect on people and communities across the country. Here are just a few ways your small change is given a big purpose:
Crafting support for hospice care
1 hour of micro-donations in
Hobbycraft stores can allow Together for Short Lives to connect 10 families with seriously ill children with their local hospice.
Diners donate for mental health
A lunchtime of donations made by diners at Zizzi could pay for The Mental Health Foundation to provide 90 people with mental health advice and a wellbeing ‘how to’ guide.
DIY support for local communities
5 days of donations online or in-app from Screwfix customers could fund a vital repair project for a charity in the community through The Screwfix Foundation.